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TV review: An Oscars for the social media age

Recent Oscars telecasts have tried to make the ceremony big and hip: the randy comedy of Seth MacFarlane, the stoner chic of James Franco paired with the musical aesthetic of Anne Hathaway, and a throwback to the big shows of … Continue reading

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Oscars 2011: Wait ’til next year

Once again this year we were told that the Academy Awards were going to be new and different and better. And we will probably hear that again next year. We can say this for the 2011 Academy Awards: They clocked … Continue reading

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American Idol’s musical judging chairs

Even with actual “American Idol” Season 9 programs now filling the void, speculation still seems to be at a fever pitch over what the judging table will look like in Season 10. Your next American Idol? Afterthought – hey, it … Continue reading

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‘Idol’ thoughts – Boston and Atlanta

It was easy to get excited about season nine of “American Idol,” until the shows started. Backstage intrigue has been at a fever pitch this year, with Paula Abdul exiting and Ellen DeGeneres entering, and speculation over whether Simon Cowell … Continue reading

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Ellen? Let’s not take American Idol judging too seriously

Your reaction to the choice of Ellen DeGeneres as the new judge on American Idol may depend on how seriously you take American Idol judging. It’s been hard to take the judging seriously for a long time, at least when … Continue reading

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EW a bit obsessed with Adam Lambert’s sexuality

With two weeks left in the American Idol competition, Entertainment Weekly came out with a bit of a bold cover story for its current issue: “Loving Adam Lambert: The Most Exciting American Idol Contestant in Years.” Sorry Danny Gokey and … Continue reading

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